A small Canadian railway has initiated a planned maintenance system to detect excessive maintenance costs. The system is designed to point out when equipment should be replaced rather repaired. This method is applicable to anything that has to be maintained; locomotives and rolling stock; roadbeds and tracks; machine-shop equipment; buildings and their components (floors and roofs); paving of roads, and so on. Tables are shown as examples of the system. A measure of operating conditions are established using a Table of Wear Points. This Table shows arbitrary values for various degrees of operating conditions. Multiplying these wear points by each other a wear factor can be arrived at. History cards are kept on each piece of equipment to accumulate the wear factors.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Margo, B A
  • Publication Date: 1955-9-23

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 359-360
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039655
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM